NCEA Level 2 Spatial and Product Design 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs T. Tippett

Recommended Prior Learning

A minimum of 14 from Level 1 including 3 from the external AS.

This course builds on from the Level 1 Product and Spatial design course and enables students to begin to specialise in one field; product design or spatial design (Students will only work on one project throughout the year based within their chosen field).

It is a DESIGN base course. In this course students learn:

  1. To complete a project in their chosen field using the design process
  2. To further develop and extend their ability to use visual communication techniques
  3. To extend the depth of thinking around design opportunities and constraints
  4. To further develop and extend their use of design vocabulary
  5. To further develop and extend their visual presentations

This course is eligible for course endorsement, as it includes an external achievement standard. It leads to, and is a pre-requisite for the Level 3 Spatial and Product Design course.

Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 3 Spatial and Product Design 301

Career Pathways

Architect, Architectural Technician, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Landscape Architect

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students are required to provide their own stationery and portfolio.
There will also be costs for consumable materials used within the course.

Assessment Information Students will be assessed on: - their ability to use a design process to develop a design that meets a brief - their ability to generate and communicate design ideas - their ability / skill level of sketching and drawing\ - their ability to analyse and evaluate to inform decision making - their ability to communicate their design thinking